Many reasons to deny RV city

March 21, 2013

Here we go - a developer wanting  to change zoning to facilitate their plans from residential to commercial in order to put in a 620-site RV city.  Living in Webbs Landing, in the area where this resort is proposed, we know what
the impact of this "city" will cause.

We have seen the increase in traffic over the many years we have lived here.   Our roads cannot handle the added RV traffic that will descend upon many back roads to this development.   Widening one small portion of road is not a solution.   Numerous roads that would be travelled: Route 24, Robinsville Road, Cedar Grove Road, Postal Road, Plantation Road, Mulberry Knoll Road, Dairy Farm Road, Kendale Road, Route 9, and Jimtown Road - to name just a few.

These back roads are quickly found by visitors to our beaches.

The developers try to tell us that this will be a one-stop destination. I think we are a little smarter than to believe that. People who go to campgrounds will venture out to the beaches, outlets and restaurants.  They will not be seasonal residents - most people will camp for a weekend or week. The demands on police, EMS and firefighters will be greatly increased.

While we will be paying extra taxes for more services that will be needed to accommodate this campground, the campers will not be contributing.  This is a money-making project for the developers who simply are not taking into consideration what the majority of the people want.  Developers can have zoning changed at their whim, develop and leave.

We can see why Love Creek itself is such a draw - boating and a tiki bar/dock on the water. But the upper end of Love Creek cannot be used for the constant activity that will occur. The ecological effects will be devastating. This creek is directly across the street from our home, and the beauty and serenity of the wildlife and plant growth would be so disturbed that it would never again be what it is today.

We strongly urge that this proposed RV campsite be rejected.

Bill and Liz Becker

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